Our beginnings

Established in 2019, CommonWealth Saddles proudly announced partnerships with Amerigo Custom Saddles, Meyer Custom Saddles, and Leveza Tack and Apparel. Through these partnerships, CommonWealth Saddles provides fittings, custom saddle orders, and high-end quality tack to clients across Canada involved in the Jumping, Dressage and Eventing disciplines.

Rose Schwinghamer 

Owner and Saddle Fitter,  Western Canada 

Rose is the owner of CommonWealth Saddles (as well as BreedChamp.com an international equine breeding platform). She holds a Masters of Veterinary Sciences from the University of Calgary. Upon graduation, Rose worked for the University of Calgary in the Veterinary Anatomy Department allowing her to further explore and develop her passion for equine physiology. During this time, she also became a certified Equestrian Canada NCCP Instructor.

Rose has been involved with saddle fit for more than a decade and was most recently recognized for successfully launching Devoucoux Saddles within Canada in 2017. Following this accomplishment, Rose proudly launched CommonWealth Saddles.

“I wanted to build an honest, transparent, Canadian company that exists for the common well-being of both horse and rider, ultimately allowing both to benefit from long happy careers.” –Rose

When Rose is not busy working hard at ensuring horse and rider are making into their perfectly fit saddles, she spends her time lessoning on her own two horses, running, gardening and occasionally coaching.

Erin Rabeau

Business Administrative Coordinator

Erin is CommonWealth Saddles Business Administration Coordinator. She assists and advises on all aspects of the company, managing everything behind the scenes. Erin first became involved with CommonWealth Saddles as a client and was so impressed with her saddle buying experience, that when the opportunity arose to work for CommonWealth Saddles, there was no hesitation.

Erin has been working in the equine industry for over a decade and brings an extensive background in customer service to CommonWealth Saddles. Her contributions within her role at the Alberta Equestrian Federation have made her well known throughout Alberta. Erin loves being part of the team because she truly believes in the services and products behind CommonWealth Saddles.

“There is nothing more rewarding than working for a company that you stand behind and feel passionate about!” –Erin

In her spare time, Erin and her OTTB mare Kirius, enjoy lessoning and showing together as an adult amateur pair in the Hunter/Jumpers.

Virginie Morrow

Saddle Fitter, Eastern Canada 

Virginie is CommonWealth Saddles Fitter for the Quebec/Ontario area, as well as Maritime provinces. Virginie’s background in developing young sport horses is unrivaled, and her vast knowledge set regarding equine movement and development is widely appreciated, especially when fitting for competitive clients. Virginie previously fit for Devoucoux Saddles from France, and she understands exactly how important it is that both horse and rider are comfortable, as well as where riders need to be in the saddle to allow them to help their horses accomplish the career they were bred for. In addition to working with CommonWealth Saddles, Virginie also runs a bustling competitive team and riding school in Montreal.

Virginie is an essential part of the team and brings her extensive equestrian background as a rider and coach to CommonWealth Saddles. As a competitive rider herself (Eventing), she is well rounded in all aspects of sport, and healthy development of horses. She can “talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk” and is certainly an important member of our team. We welcome Virginie to the CommonWealth Saddles Team and cannot wait to service the Quebec/Ontario market!

Maria McNaney

Personal Assistant

Maria is Rose’s personal assistant and is currently pursuing an Honours English degree from the University of Ottawa. She began her equine career in dressage at age six and was successfully competing in the high level hunters by thirteen years of age. She then continued this success in the hunter/jumper discipline after she moved to Calgary in 2013. Though she has recently stopped riding, she still holds immense love and respect for the sport and the animals, and was thrilled to be brought onto the CommonWealth Saddles team.

Maria helps Rose with whatever she needs and helps to ensure that things continue to run smoothly, and that CW customers are always happy and satisfied. Often you will see Maria out-and-about at events representing CommonWealth Saddles. With over a decade of equine experience and a passion for assisting others, she is an essential part of the CW team. Maria loves what she does and what our company stands for, and she is very excited for her future with CommonWealth Saddles and to be back in the equine world.

When she is not working, Maria enjoys playing with her dog, binge-watching history documentaries, and practising yoga.

Rose Schwinghamer 

Owner and Saddle Fitter,  Western Canada 

Rose is the owner of CommonWealth Saddles (as well as BreedChamp.com an international equine breeding platform). She holds a Masters of Veterinary Sciences from the University of Calgary. Upon graduation, Rose worked for the University of Calgary in the Veterinary Anatomy Department allowing her to further explore and develop her passion for equine physiology. During this time, she also became a certified Equestrian Canada NCCP Instructor.

Rose has been involved with saddle fit for more than a decade and was most recently recognized for successfully launching Devoucoux Saddles within Canada in 2017. Following this accomplishment, Rose proudly launched CommonWealth Saddles.

“I wanted to build an honest, transparent, Canadian company that exists for the common well-being of both horse and rider, ultimately allowing both to benefit from long happy careers.” –Rose

When Rose is not busy working hard at ensuring horse and rider are making into their perfectly fit saddles, she spends her time lessoning on her own two horses, running, gardening and occasionally coaching..

Erin is CommonWealth Saddles Business Administration Coordinator. She assists and advises on all aspects of the company, managing everything behind the scenes. Erin first became involved with CommonWealth Saddles as a client and was so impressed with her saddle buying experience, that when the opportunity arose to work for CommonWealth Saddles, there was no hesitation.

Erin has been working in the equine industry for over a decade and brings an extensive background in customer service to CommonWealth Saddles. Her contributions within her role at the Alberta Equestrian Federation have made her well known throughout Alberta. Erin loves being part of the team because she truly believes in the services and products behind CommonWealth Saddles.

“There is nothing more rewarding than working for a company that you stand behind and feel passionate about!” –Erin

In her spare time, Erin and her OTTB mare Kirius, enjoy lessoning and showing together as an adult amateur pair in the Hunter/Jumpers.

Erin Rabeau

General Manager

Virgin e Morrow

 Saddle Fitter,  Eastern Canada 

Virginie is CommonWealth Saddles Fitter for the Quebec/Ontario area, as well as Maritime provinces. Virginie’s background in developing young sport horses is unrivaled, and her vast knowledge set regarding equine movement and development is widely appreciated, especially when fitting for competitive clients. Virginie previously fit for Devoucoux Saddles from France, and she understands exactly how important it is that both horse and rider are comfortable, as well as where riders need to be in the saddle to allow them to help their horses accomplish the career they were bred for. In addition to working with CommonWealth Saddles, Virginie also runs a bustling competitive team and riding school in Montreal.

Virginie is an essential part of the team and brings her extensive equestrian background as a rider and coach to CommonWealth Saddles. As a competitive rider herself (Eventing), she is well rounded in all aspects of sport, and healthy development of horses. She can “talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk” and is certainly an important member of our team. We welcome Virginie to the CommonWealth Saddles Team and cannot wait to service the Quebec/Ontario market!

Maria is Rose’s personal assistant and is currently pursuing an Honours English degree from the University of Ottawa. She began her equine career in dressage at age six and was successfully competing in the high level hunters by thirteen years of age. She then continued this success in the hunter/jumper discipline after she moved to Calgary in 2013. Though she has recently stopped riding, she still holds immense love and respect for the sport and the animals, and was thrilled to be brought onto the CommonWealth Saddles team.

Maria helps Rose with whatever she needs and helps to ensure that things continue to run smoothly, and that CW customers are always happy and satisfied. Often you will see Maria out-and-about at events representing CommonWealth Saddles. With over a decade of equine experience and a passion for assisting others, she is an essential part of the CW team. Maria loves what she does and what our company stands for, and she is very excited for her future with CommonWealth Saddles and to be back in the equine world.

When she is not working, Maria enjoys playing with her dog, binge-watching history documentaries, and practising yoga.

Maria McNaney

Personal Assistant

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